James Gunn Shares ‘Lanterns’ Update: Damon Lindelof, Chris Mundy & Tom King Among Writers For DCU Series

DC Studios co-head James Gunn is sharing an update on Lanterns, the DCU series in development at Max.

Gunn took to social media to confirm the writing team behind the series, which includes Damon Lindelof, Chris Mundy, and Tom King.

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“Yes, it’s true. The Lanterns DCU series is putting together a crack team of writers, based on a wonderful pilot script and bible by Chris Mundy, Tom King, and Damon Lindelof,” Gunn shared on Instagram. “A hearty welcome to Chris and @damonlindelof as they join the DC Studios family (no welcome necessary for old @tomking_tk, who has been here nearly since inception).”

Lindelof received critical acclaim for his work in 2019’s Watchmen. The DC Comics series at HBO won the 2020 Emmy for Outstanding Limited Series, plus acting awards for Regina King and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II. Mundy is known for shows like True Detective and Ozark, while Tom King has written for DC comics for many years.

Lanterns was one of the projects that Gunn announced at the beginning of 2023 to be in development. The Green Lantern series has been in development since 2019, with Arrow producer Greg Berlanti behind the project.

In October 2022, it was reported that the show’s focus had shifted. Initially, the series would center on Guy Gardner and Alan Scott, with Finn Wittrock and Jeremy Irvine in the roles, respectively. However, the refocus would be on John Stewart, one of DC’s first Black superheroes and one of the longest-serving Green Lanterns.

Nathan Fillion was cast as Green Lantern Guy Gardner for Superman.

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